If you know me very well, you know I will probably spontaneously combust if I’m around people for too long, despite my extroverted tendencies. This is especially true when said people include 5 and 6 year old grandchildren staying with your host mom for the week. This week in Madrid, there was an even more […]Read more "sevilla sin prisas"
After an extremely subpar performance on my midterms, Rachel and I were Valencia bound! THE BUS: I was aware that bus stations and train stations work nothing like an airport does. However, after arriving an hour early, I was made even more aware of the extreme differences. There is no check-in. There is no security. […]Read more "vamos a valencia"
Classes aren’t the only aspect of “studying” abroad. The university has also set up numerous activities throughout Madrid (and outside of) that we can attend: Museo del Prado, Palacio Real, and so on. The July program includes an “obligatory” day trip during the first weekend to Segovia. I had been told by many people that […]Read more "segovia & subjunctive"
I don’t know how I manage to be anxious about pretty much everything except traveling. Using the metro and navigating the city alone are things that don’t really scare me. But, the one aspect of this trip I couldn’t have wasted more energy worrying about is my host family placement. Mercedes is easily one of […]Read more "space bags suck and other things I learned this week"
I constantly express regret over things that I’ll miss when I’m gone: my uncle’s wedding, a friend’s party, a free concert featuring one of my favorite bands in my boyfriend’s hometown, signing my FIRST lease in person, and so on. I must sound ridiculous pining over events that could never compare to the month I’m […]Read more "4 days pre-departure"